Education

Young Artist Competition

Perform with the PSO!

Now accepting registrations for our 2022 Young Artist Competition! First round will be by video submission – deadline is March 1, 2022. 2nd round is in person at Riverwoods, Exeter on April 16, 2022.

Please fill out the online form to register:

 

Step 1 of 4

How to apply: 

  • fill out the online form above.
  • Submit video link of contestant with accompaniment via the online form.
  • Letter of recommendation from current or most recent instructor emailed to aubrie.dionne@portsmouthsymphony.org. 
  • $25 non-refundable application fee paid online via the button below (application fee can be waived; if in need please contact PSO)

Applicant must perform a single movement or equivalent (approximate guideline: 8-12 minutes) of a concerto with standard orchestra. The orchestral accompaniment must be available on IMSLP. Please email with questions about these requirements.

Emailed no later than March 1, 2022. 

All video submissions will be viewed by a panel of judges, the second round is in person at Riverwoods, Exeter on April 16, 2022. 

Congratulations to last year’s winner, Vincent Xiao, piano.

“Vincent was chosen for his large range of colors, moods, and many varied voicings which created an impressive, dramatic performance.” – John Page, Music Director

Below you can watch his winning video entry where he performs piano concerto No. 2 in c minor, Op. 18, I. Moderato, by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

 
Congratulations also to our other notable contestants who impressed the judges with their fine performances.
 

2. Place: Jaehyun Park, violin

 

Honorable Mention for Musicality: Brian Son, violin 

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